Historic You Bet Cemetery
You Bet Road
Hydraulic Mining in the town of You Bet, Nevada County, California, was flourishing between the years of 1932 & 1935. Sadly, the foothills of the west side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, northeast of Sacramento, were being washed away, all for the sake of men trying to get rich from the gold that was being water blasted out of "them thar hills."
Today, all that remains of the town of You Bet, is the You Bet Cemetery, and even that is not right at the spot where the town was once alive.. Surrounding the small cemetery are young trees and manzanita bushes, showing a rebirth of an area that was scrubbed by powerful hydraulic hoses.
The following pictures are tombstones that are still readable at the Historic You Bet Cemetery.
Brady, Brown,Davidson, Emerson, Godin,
Kimball, Melugin, Minick,Riggs, Stuart, Tucker,
Waggoner, Welden, Unknown, End
No tombstones or plots were located for the following at You Bet Cemetery.Altburger, Gottlieb: Cause of Death: Old age
Cahill, Annie M.: Cause of Death: Typhoid
Cobb, Charles (Chinese): Cause of Death: Stillborn
Cook, Sarah E.: Cause of Death: Heart DisorderFravel, Nathan: Cause of Death: Paralysis
Gillice, Owen: Cause of Death: Consumption
Grass, Henry M.: Cause of Death: "Dierea"
McCauly, Thomas (McCauley): Cause of Death: Bank Cave
McNichols, John: Cause of Death: Shot
Mikelson, Theodor: Cause of Death: Bank Cave
White, David - of Firm Mason & White, Gen Merchandise of You Bet
Williams, Emiley: Cause of Death: Long illness.